Welcome to Camp Safe Haven
A place to help children, teens and famlies understand their feelings of loss and find peace.
Welcome to Camp Safe Haven!
Haven Hospice offers camps for children, teens and families who have lost a loved one. Children and teens suffering the loss of a close family member or loved one can often benefit from the development of coping skills to better handle their emotions. Supported by Haven’s staff of professionals and volunteers for over 15 years,Camp Safe Haven provides children, teens and families with fun and therapeutic activities to help them work through their feelings of grief.
Encouragement, Empowerment, Enlightenment
Camp Safe Haven is free and open to any child, teen or family who has
experienced the loss of a loved one through death. The loved one did not
have to be cared for by Haven Hospice in order for attendees to participate in the program. Attendance at camp will give participants the tools they need to acknowledge that a change in their life has occurred, to accept that change and to make adjustments. Achieving this level of understanding is a three-step approach:
♥ Encouraging participants to deal with their feelings of loss.
♥ Empowering participants to learn how to manage those feelings.
♥ Enlightening participants with the understanding that grieving is a natural
process and it’s okay to feel sad and to express their feelings.
A day at Camp Safe Haven starts with big smiles, welcoming hugs, free t-shirts and hands-on sessions to help the children join in and express themselves and cope with their feelings. There are plenty of snacks, a nutritious lunch, and light and lively activities to reassure the children that it’s okay to grieve and still have fun. Throughout the day, children participate in sessions to help them understand and manage their feelings. At the end of the day, children can take a moment to love, honor and remember their loved ones.
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The loss of a loved one impacts each griever individually and as a family member. Family Camp includes the same activities as Day Camp, with additional opportunities for support that helps the family as a whole deal with feelings of loss and sadness.2015 Dates to be Determined
Overnight Camp (for teens)
Staying two exciting nights at Camp Immokalee affords teen campers the opportunity to form lasting friendships with others who have lost a loved one. In addition to sports events such as climbing, swimming, and fitness exercises, campers will engage in group activities to understand their grief and to memorialize their loved ones. Space is limited, so register early! Teens participating in camp will need to bring:
For overnight camp, a $35 deposit is required for registration, and the full amount will be refunded upon arrival at camp.
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If you have any questions, please contact Vonceil Levine, MSW at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marissa McGehe, MSW at email@example.com or call 800.727.1889.